Harry Cohen: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport when the exterior of Buckingham Palace is due to be cleaned; if the Government will ensure such work has priority over work to other royal premises; and if he will make a statement. 
The Department for Culture, Media and Sport provides the Royal Household with an annual £15 million grant for property maintenance
of the Occupied Royal Palaces in England. It is the responsibility of the Royal Household to decide how these funds are allocated.
Harry Cohen: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what recent requests have been received from the Royal Household for refurbishment or building work to Royal premises; and what such work has been agreed to. 
Margaret Hodge: The Department has not received any specific requests from the Royal Household for refurbishment or building work to Royal premises, as the Royal Household are responsible for prioritising projects and deciding how the annual £15 million grant is allocated.
Chris Huhne: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much was spent by his Department and its agencies on the hire of mobile air conditioning units in each of the last five years. 
James Purnell: The departmental expenditure on first class flights was £65,404 and £201,110 for business class flights in the last financial year as recorded by the Departments contracted travel agent. This amount excludes occasional travel booked directly which can be identified only at disproportionate cost.
Regarding Ministers visits overseas, since 1999 the Government have published, on an annual basis, a list of all overseas visits by Cabinet Ministers costing in excess of £500, as well as the total cost of all ministerial travel overseas. Copies of the lists are available in the libraries of the House. Information for 2006-07 was published on 25 July 2007.
DCMS is committed to ensuring equal opportunities for all and as a Department we endeavour to offer employment appointments to disabled people. In recognition of this, we have been accredited with the Positive About Disabled PeopleTwo Ticks Symbol following an assessment made by Jobcentre Plus.
As part of our on-going commitment, we ensure that we monitor and evaluate our recruitment and retention procedures, by consulting staff on a range of disability issues, and by ensuring reasonable adjustments to our working environment are made.
Mr. Don Foster: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport which pieces of legislation enacted in each of the last 10 years for which his Department is responsible have yet to be brought into force. 
Margaret Hodge: All of the Acts introduced by the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport in the last 10 years have been brought into force. However, not all of the enactments contained in those Acts have been brought into force. These are as follows:
The Communications Act 2003sections 272 to 275 (must offer obligations affecting public service television) and sections 299 to 302 (sporting and other events of national interest).
The Licensing Act 2003two consequential amendments in schedule 6paragraphs 98 and 99(c), which by reason of the drafting do not achieve the intended effect.
The Horserace Betting and Olympic Lottery Act 2004various enactments are not in force mainly relating to the sale of the Tote and the Horserace Betting Levy system.
The Gambling Act 2005a substantial number of the enactments have been brought into force and the intention is to bring into force the vast majority of the remaining provisions on 1 September 2007.
The National Lottery Act 2006section 5 which concerns annual fees and some provisions relating to the Channel Islands.
The London Olympic Games and Paralympic Games Act 2006sections 13 to 16 which relate to the regulation of transport during the games and section 39(1) and paragraph 13 of schedule 3 which amend legislation repealed since the passing of the Act.
Dr. Cable: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport which Bills introduced by his Department in the last five years contained sunset clauses; and what plans he has for the future use of such clauses. 
Sections 10 to 18 of the London Olympic Games and Paralympic Games Act 2006 will cease to have effect at the end of the London Olympic period, that is after the fifth day after the closing ceremony of the Paralympic games 2012. Those sections relate to transport, and among other things, they provide for the making and implementation of the Olympic Transport Plan. Section 33 and schedule 4 of the same Act will cease to have effect after 31 December 2012. Those provisions create the London Olympics and Paralympics association rightsintellectual property rights that prevent unauthorised associations with the London games.
The appropriateness of a sunset clause for the whole or part of any proposed legislation is considered on a case-by-case basis. It is also addressed when a regulatory impact assessment relating to legislation is being prepared.
Mrs. May: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many bonuses were awarded to senior civil servants working at her Department and its agencies in each year between 1997 and 2006; and what the total cost of those bonuses was. 
|Number of bonuses
|Total cost (£)
|Percentage of total pay bill
The Department for Culture, Media and Sport and its agency the Royal Parks makes bonus payments to its staff for two purposes: (a) special bonuses to reward outstanding contributions in particularly demanding tasks or situations, and (b) performance bonuses to reward highly successful performance over a whole year.
David Simpson: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many non-pensionable bonuses were awarded to members of staff in his Department in the last three years; and at what total cost. 
(a) special bonuses to reward outstanding contributions in particularly demanding tasks or situations; and
(b) performance bonuses to reward highly successful performance over a whole year.
|Number of bonuses paid
|Total bonus cost (£)
|Percentage of total pay bill
AI: Arts Industry
AJ the architects journal
Antiques trade gazette
Apollo: the international magazine of the arts
Art antiquity and law
Art loss review
Art newspaper: international edition
Arts research digest
Audience: for the international contemporary live music industry
The British art journal
British journal of photography
Cable and satellite Europe
Caterer and hotelkeeper
Champs-Elysees (French language magazine and audio CD)
Coaching at work
Coin slot international
Complaints report/Press Complaints Commission
Contemporary visual arts